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Good chairing is one of the eight elements of effective governance, and to support governing boards in developing and planning their future leadership (chairs/ vice chairs), National Governance Association (NGA) has published new practical guidance on succession planning.
Succession planning is about ensuring continuity within an organisation, by having the right people in the right place at the right time, and this guide explores the concept in terms of a governing board, recruiting new governors/trustees and encouraging learning and development. The guide notes however “succession planning is not something that every governing board is proactive in addressing” which leads to the appointment of a new chair being a last minute decision, based on availability or who has served the longest, rather than someone who wants – or is the best person for – the role.
Five short sections cover:
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Published: 07/12/2018, by Kirstie Ebbs
Last Updated: 07/12/2018, by Carys Ward